The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 62 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing HP 99 107 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.56% 3.52% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 5.93% 8.06% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £128 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.22 £14.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £31.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1670 1327 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.20% 43.69% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 678 536
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 96 95
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.24 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 35 £348 +7.75% 11
Cheshire -10 22 £364 +188.31% 6
Lancashire -1 21 £438 +56.25% 1
Merseyside -6 12 £295 -28.91% 2
Cumbria -19 2 £543 - 3
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 72 (35.12%) Windows
2 52 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
3 48 (23.41%) Microsoft
4 46 (22.44%) ITIL
5 43 (20.98%) VMware
6 41 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 33 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (15.61%) Test Scripting
9 31 (15.12%) Finance
10 30 (14.63%) Citrix
11 28 (13.66%) SAN
11 28 (13.66%) IBM
12 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
13 26 (12.68%) SQL
14 24 (11.71%) Cisco
14 24 (11.71%) Migration
14 24 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (11.22%) Linux
15 23 (11.22%) ISTQB
15 23 (11.22%) SC Cleared
16 20 (9.76%) Oracle
17 19 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (9.27%) PowerShell
18 18 (8.78%) Performance Testing
18 18 (8.78%) UNIX
18 18 (8.78%) Data Centre
19 16 (7.80%) SAP
19 16 (7.80%) DNS

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.41%) IBM Notes
2 7 (3.41%) Exstream Dialogue
2 7 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.93%) Apache
4 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.95%) Lync
4 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Office
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.90%) SAP HR
1 8 (3.90%) Exstream
2 4 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.90%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.46%) HP Helion
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.66%) SAN
2 16 (7.80%) DNS
3 14 (6.83%) LAN
3 14 (6.83%) DHCP
4 10 (4.88%) WAN
5 9 (4.39%) Firewall
6 8 (3.90%) NAS
7 7 (3.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.44%) FTP
8 5 (2.44%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.95%) VLAN
10 3 (1.46%) Wireless
10 3 (1.46%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.46%) Internet
11 2 (0.98%) VPN
11 2 (0.98%) DMZ
11 2 (0.98%) GSM
11 2 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.98%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.98%) MS Access
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (0.98%) DB2
6 2 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.49%) Informix
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) JIRA
2 5 (2.44%) Selenium
3 4 (1.95%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.46%) JUnit
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.46%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.98%) Toad
5 2 (0.98%) JMeter
6 1 (0.49%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.49%) Introscope
6 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.49%) Mockito
6 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.49%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (15.12%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Banking
3 3 (1.46%) General Ledger
3 3 (1.46%) Local Government
3 3 (1.46%) Publishing
4 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Electronics
5 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Billing
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (24.88%) Analyst
2 24 (11.71%) Test Analyst
3 15 (7.32%) Test Manager
4 14 (6.83%) Consultant
5 12 (5.85%) Architect
6 11 (5.37%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Tester
7 10 (4.88%) Service Analyst
7 10 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.39%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.41%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) Developer
10 6 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) HTML
2 7 (3.41%) Middleware
3 6 (2.93%) CSS
4 5 (2.44%) Catalyst
5 4 (1.95%) .NET
5 4 (1.95%) XML
5 4 (1.95%) YUI
6 3 (1.46%) ODBC
7 2 (0.98%) Web Services
7 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.98%) JSON
7 2 (0.98%) HTML5
8 1 (0.49%) CSS3
8 1 (0.49%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.49%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.49%) Spring
8 1 (0.49%) Ajax
8 1 (0.49%) WSDL
8 1 (0.49%) JAX-RPC
8 1 (0.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.78%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.39%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (2.93%) Replication
6 5 (2.44%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.44%) CMDB
6 5 (2.44%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.95%) Clustering
8 3 (1.46%) PMI
8 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (35.12%) Windows
2 33 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (11.22%) Linux
4 18 (8.78%) UNIX
5 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.83%) Windows 7
7 10 (4.88%) AIX
7 10 (4.88%) HPUX
7 10 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.95%) SUSE
11 3 (1.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.98%) Debian
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.44%) ITIL
2 32 (15.61%) Test Scripting
3 24 (11.71%) Migration
4 18 (8.78%) Performance Testing
5 16 (7.80%) Integration Testing
5 16 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.83%) Change Management
6 14 (6.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (6.83%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (5.85%) Project Management
7 12 (5.85%) Service Management
8 11 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.37%) Test Management
8 11 (5.37%) Release Management
9 10 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.88%) Security Testing
9 10 (4.88%) SDLC
10 9 (4.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (4.39%) Functional Testing
10 9 (4.39%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.68%) SQL
2 19 (9.27%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.88%) Java
4 9 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.39%) Perl
5 4 (1.95%) C#
6 3 (1.46%) C
6 3 (1.46%) VBA
6 3 (1.46%) Python
6 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.98%) VBScript
7 2 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Jython
Qualifications
1 41 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.22%) ISTQB
2 23 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.32%) MCSE
4 15 (7.32%) ISEB
5 10 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.88%) MCP
6 9 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (4.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.90%) CCNA
8 7 (3.41%) Degree
9 6 (2.93%) CCNP
10 5 (2.44%) MCITP
10 5 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.95%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.95%) MCSA
12 3 (1.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.88%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.49%) BS25999
System Software
1 33 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.34%) vSphere
4 10 (4.88%) XenServer
5 9 (4.39%) XenApp
6 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.46%) NFS
9 3 (1.46%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.98%) Xen
10 2 (0.98%) Firmware
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 52 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (6.34%) OpenView
3 12 (5.85%) SCCM
4 5 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.95%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.46%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.46%) Puppet
6 3 (1.46%) HP NNM
6 3 (1.46%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.98%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.49%) OVSD
8 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (23.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.98%) VMware
3 30 (14.63%) Citrix
4 28 (13.66%) IBM
5 24 (11.71%) Cisco
6 20 (9.76%) Oracle
7 16 (7.80%) SAP
8 13 (6.34%) NetApp
9 11 (5.37%) Dell
10 10 (4.88%) Brocade
10 10 (4.88%) Symantec
10 10 (4.88%) 3PAR
11 8 (3.90%) Veritas
12 7 (3.41%) Lotus
12 7 (3.41%) Sun
12 7 (3.41%) McAfee
13 6 (2.93%) BMC
13 6 (2.93%) Compaq
13 6 (2.93%) Veeam
14 4 (1.95%) Apple
Cumbria
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Cheshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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